Blogs tagged "Vietnam War"

“The Things They Carried”: Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam War Novel Endures

Soldiers carry a wounded comrade through a swampy area
Fifty years ago, many young men like Tim O’Brien, author The Things They Carried—published in 1990—were drafted into the army and later served in what was increasingly becoming an unpopular war. Today, in times of a volunteer army, many aspects of the military have changed.Read More »

Teaching the Vietnam Era

Two students displaying Vietnam artifacts
By Callie Wright, Education Programs Manager for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial FoundationThere are always consequences to actions that you take. There are consequences to inaction. And thinking through, asking the questions, "Well, then what happens? What comes next?" is critically important.Chuck Hagel 24th Secretary of Defense and Vietnam veteranRead More »
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National History Day Resources: Conflict and Compromise in History

Engraving by unidentified Mexican artist, depicting scenes of Mexican Revolution
Tess Porter is an Education Support Specialist, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access.We wanted to let you know about some great new resources available for National History Day to help your students investigate this year’s theme: Conflict and Compromise in History.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings